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  • Advertised from 16th April 2024


Established by Royal Charter in 1681, The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh’s (“the College’s”) mission is to promote and improve the quality of health and patient care worldwide.

With c15,000 Fellows and Members in over 100 countries, we bring together an international community of inspirational physicians who strive to ensure that patients receive the highest standards of care by providing lifelong education and training opportunities. By pursuing clinical excellence and the best possible patient care, we are here to support and nurture the next generation of physicians.

To support our core mission and ambition to be the College of choice for physicians and related specialties internationally, we are looking to recruit into the business-critical role of Director of Finance and Corporate Services. With accountability for the financial stewardship of the College, encompassing effective financial control and reporting, you will have overall responsibility for the strategic development and operational success of the corporate functions of the College to ensure the consistent planning and delivery of strategic objectives.

As part of a small senior leadership team, you will directly support the Chief Executive Officer and wider organisation as it embarks on a period of transformational change. Embracing both operational and organisational best practice; the development of new and bespoke financial reports; the modernisation of existing systems processes and procedures; and development of new and bespoke financial reporting, you will play a critical role in ensuring the College remains efficient, financially sustainable and effectively positioned to meet the changing needs of staff and members alike.

The role requires a Qualified Accountant who is a solutions-focused and forward-thinking leader with relevant experience in directly managing and developing multidisciplinary teams that consistently deliver high standards. An accomplished communicator able to build and maintain strong working relationships with a range of stakeholders, you will also be highly analytical with the ability to get “behind the numbers” to allow well-informed and commercial decisions. Candidates should bring previous experience of continuous improvement and developing robust financial controls and procedures.

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh embraces hybrid working and whilst our offices are in Edinburgh we would not require the successful candidate to be in Edinburgh full time.

Application notes

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Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

Closing date: Monday 6th May